This rimless .30 caliber rifle cartridge was first developed
in 1920 by the Savage Arms Company. The original intent of the .300 Savage was
to replace the less powerful .303 Savage in the model 99 Savage lever-action
rifle and strive to offer the same ballistic performance of the .30-06 in a
smaller case. Unfortunately, the .300 Savage fell about 150 feet per second
short of reaching its ballistics goals.
Despite it not reaching its overall goal, the .300 Savage
quickly became the popular .30 caliber rifle cartridge amongst hunters,
especially for deer and other medium-sized game. In fact, it became so popular
that by mid-century, every major US firearms manufacturer was offering a gun
that chambered this caliber. However, as fate would have it, the popularity
wouldn’t last long.
The .300 Savage was the peer to the .308 Winchester, which
was developed for use by the military in the 1950s. Now, the model 99 is no
longer in production, as well as many other of the guns created for this round,
mainly due to the popularity of the .308. However, it is still widely popular
in France and many other European Countries, where civilian ownership of
military rounds is outlawed. Though it might not be as popular as it once was,
many hand reloaders still go for the .300 savage, especially with the creation
of smokeless powders and the technologically-advanced projectiles.
Each box contains 25 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.